Swiss Chard that Shines with Flavor

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Many people have never eaten chard until they join a CSA.  Then, it seems to show up almost every week during the cool season.  I love chard, but have found it to be the tastiest when cooked with stronger flavored ingredients and spices.  Here is my favorite way to cook it and it really shines with flavor.  

Ingredients:

  1. Swiss Chard
  2. Onion 
  3. Ginger
  4. Garlic
  5. Unrefined coconut oil (still smells and tastes like coconuts)
  6. Soy Sauce
  7. Fish Sauce
  8. Chili Garlic Sauce
  9. Lime or lemon
  10. Cilantro
  11. Chopped nuts such as cashews or almonds
  12. Salt and pepper (shouldn’t need much salt due to the salt already in the other ingredients)

Instructions

  1. Chop up the onion
  2. Remove the mid-rib from the chard and chop up the mid-rib and leaves putting them in separate bowls
  3. Mince or grate the ginger and garlic
  4. Add some coconut oil to a big frying pan
  5. When the oil is hot add the chopped onions and chard mid-ribs
  6. When tender, add the ginger and garlic.  Cook only a minute or two until fragrant
  7. Add the chopped leaves and cook only another minute or two until wilted
  8. Add a quick splash of chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and fish sauce
  9. Add a squeeze of lime
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  11. Divide up onto plates and add a little chopped cilantro and the nuts

This dish absolutely POPS with flavor.  If you don’t have the nuts, lime or cilantro, don’t worry.  Just leave them out.  Those are the icing on the cake, not the foundation of the recipe.  If you want to use a different type of oil, go right ahead.  If you hate spicy dishes, leave out the chili!  If you have different greens such as pac choy or kale, use that instead!  Get brave in the kitchen and use what you have and what you like!  

Eat your veggies,

Robin

Swiss Chard That Shines
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Ingredients
  1. Swiss Chard
  2. Onion
  3. Ginger
  4. Garlic
  5. Unrefined coconut oil (still smells and tastes like coconuts)
  6. Soy Sauce
  7. Fish Sauce
  8. Chili Garlic Sauce
  9. Lime or lemon
  10. Cilantro
  11. Chopped nuts such as cashews or almonds
  12. Salt and pepper (shouldn’t need much salt due to the salt already in the other ingredients)
Instructions
  1. Chop up the onion
  2. Remove the mid-rib from the chard and chop up the mid-rib and leaves putting them in separate bowls
  3. Mince or grate the ginger and garlic
  4. Add some coconut oil to a big frying pan
  5. When the oil is hot add the chopped onions and chard mid-ribs
  6. When tender, add the ginger and garlic. Cook only a minute or two until fragrant
  7. Add the chopped leaves and cook only another minute or two until wilted
  8. Add a quick splash of chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and fish sauce
  9. Add a squeeze of lime
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  11. Divide up onto plates and add a little chopped cilantro and the nuts
Notes
  1. This dish absolutely POPS with flavor. If you don’t have the nuts, lime or cilantro, don’t worry. Just leave them out. Those are the icing on the cake, not the foundation of the recipe. If you want to use a different type of oil, go right ahead. If you hate spicy dishes, leave out the chili! If you have different greens such as pac choy or kale, use that instead! Get brave in the kitchen and use what you have and what you like!
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